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Dr. Hester O Connor, clinical psychologist, shares her experience as a Mindfulness teacher and a Heartfulness practitioner.
“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.’’
– Helen Keller
On the 30th of April 2016 I will celebrate twenty-one years of Heartfulness meditation. I trained as a Mindfulness teacher in the beautiful valley of Triginos in Wales in 2008. For me the Mindfulness practice of being present moment by moment softens me and takes me to my heart. Heartfulness satisfies the longing of my heart. I would like to share with you the love story of my route to Heartfulness. For it is a love story. Every day I get up to re-orient my inner compass to a heart-centered goal that started out long ago when I was a small child in a village near Cashel in County Tipperary, Ireland. Continue reading Heartfulness & Mindfulness: A Personal Reflection
By Tamara Rant, Conscious Life News
I have the pleasure of seeing Cell Biologist, Bruce Lipton speak at a lecture next month and in celebration of that, I thought I’d write about two of my favorite inter-mingling topics: Living in the Heart Space and the power of belief.
Bruce Lipton is perhaps most well-known for his book entitled, “The Biology of Belief” which astutely tears apart the paradigm that we are victims of our genes and heredity. It is a book that has forever changed my life.
Simply put, when one is living in the Heart Space, you are connected to your mind, body and spirit at all times, and keep the awareness of what each needs at all times at the forefront of your consciousness. You face the world with compassion and love, rather than distance, fear or indifference. You feel grounded, not flighty. You feel secure, loved and confident that you are cared for, not like you must struggle to survive, or compete to get where want to be (at the expense of others). And this simple shift in belief, in mindset can literally make all the difference in the world; it can literally be the defining line between life and death. Continue reading Entering the Heart Space: How a Micro Shift Can Make a Macro Difference
By Wes Annac, Editor, Openhearted Rebel
“Buddha was not a Buddhist, Jesus was not a Christian, Muhammad was not a Muslim. They were Teachers who taught love.” (Source)
Religion overcomplicates a simple message: live from the heart. Letting love and compassion guide your thoughts, actions, and intentions is the most authentic way to connect with the Source, as rather than forced conformity with a belief system, it brings about a natural evolution of the self.
The idea that devoting yourself to religion will bring spiritual rewards is an incorrect interpretation of the benefits of heart-centered living. We’re taught we’ll receive God’s gifts by changing who we are and conforming to what the church wants, when in truth, we can receive them by making a subtle yet powerful shift into the heart. Continue reading Love: My New Religion
By Danielle Benvenuto, Wake Up World
“Listen to your heart.” How many times have you heard this phrase in the course of your lifetime?
In mine, I have encountered it countless times. It’s advice I have been given, it’s a message I like to share, and despite its timelessness, is a phrase that I find often gets ignored. So why, since the beginning of time, have we been given this instruction? And why do we so easily file these four words of wisdom away as something to eventually consider instead of something to do, or at very least, be actively open and about? Continue reading The Science Behind Our Heart’s Intelligence and Tips on How to Start Listening